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Lyngbya

Scientific Name: Lyngbya spp.
 
Distinguishing Characteristics:
Blue-green algae that is very thick and tough when pulled apart.
Often has musty or foul odor.
Usually found in relatively high alkaline water.
Forms thick, floating mats that are usually dark green or nearly black; but color may become mottled with light green or even white later in summer.
Lyngbya spp taken by Graves Lovell

Lyngbya spp taken by Graves Lovell

Lyngbya spp taken by Graves Lovell

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